Peel shrimp. Make a shallow cut lengthwise down back of each shrimp; wash out vein.
In 12-inch skillet or 4-quart Dutch oven, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, until tender. Reduce heat to medium. Add shrimp; cook uncovered about 8 minutes, turning once, until shrimp are pink. Remove shrimp from skillet; keep warm.
Add champagne to onion in skillet; cook until liquid has evaporated. Stir in rice. Cook uncovered over medium heat about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until edges of rice kernels are translucent. In 4-cup glass measuring cup, mix chicken broth and clam juice; pour 1/2 cup mixture over rice. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until liquid is absorbed. Repeat with remaining broth mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, until rice is tender and creamy.
About 5 minutes before risotto is done, stir in shrimp, arugula, cheese and pepper. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.
Even though you may be tempted, don’t rush the process! When making risotto, adding the broth a little at a time ensures that the dish will be creamy while allowing the grains to remain separate.Leave out the shrimp and serve this as a lovely main course for your vegetarian friends.
*Shrimp and Rice create an excellent source of iron, a mineral important for transporting oxygen to working muscles*
A neutral not to be ignored, Elephant Skin PPU18-16 takes center stage this fall as our November Trend Color Spotlight.
Elephant Skin is a versatile color that is easily coordinated across whites, pastels and saturated tones alike. Use this warm, midtoned taupe as a feature color on all your walls or as a simple accent.
A little known secret, the richness of color in this neutral comes through beautifully when used in a higher sheen. Try painting it as an interior door or trim color in satin or semigloss for an understated and elegant look.
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Great staging tips for the bathrooms when Home Staging your home to get the most profit from the sale.
Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl
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Chocolate Toffee “Crack” (The BEST dessert idea for a party!)
A.K.A. “Christmas Crack”. This quick and easy recipe is a classic that never gets old. Just as the name implies, it’s absolutely addicting! I make it every year for holiday parties and it’s always a hit. It’s made with just 4 ingredients! Then top it with the candy of your choice to fit the season or occasion (M&Ms, candy corn, toffee bits, peppermint, nuts, sprinkles, candy eyes, etc.)
1 sleeve Ritz Crackers (about 16 crackers) (I use the square Town House Crackers – only because they fit better in my pan!)
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup chocolate chips
candy of choice for topping (optional)
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees and line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper.
Cover the bottom of the pan with Ritz crackers. It doesn’t have to be pretty! Just fit them in there in a single layer as best you can.
Combine the brown sugar and butter in a pan and bring to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes WITHOUT stirring.
Immediately pour the mixture over the Ritz crackers in your pan. Use a spatula to spread it out evenly over the crackers. Bake for 5 minutes to thicken and set the caramel.
Remove from the oven, and then sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the top. Place the pan back in the oven for about 2 minutes or until he chocolate is soft enough to spread.
Immediately spread the melted chocolate chips with a spatula so that you have a nice even layer.
Top with the candy of your choice (optional). My favorite is crushed peppermint candy! You can also try topping it with M&Ms, nuts, sprinkles, etc.
Let it cool for several hours before removing it from the pan and breaking it apart, otherwise it’s a bit of a mess! I couldn’t wait to dig in this time and the chocolate was still runny. Feel free to place it in the fridge for a bit if you need to speed up the process.
I get some great ideas from Denise – recreate it – Make it my own!
I’m not here to reinvent the wheel . . . Just repurpose it! ~ Me
I like how Denise takes basic products from say the Dollar store or Walmart and turns them into Luxury! We all can do this, I challenge you to find a simple product from the Dollar General, or Walmart, or Target, or wherever you shop – take a picture of it – then, turn it into a creation of Luxurious Charm and Beauty – post the finalize product. Then, pay it forward – give it to someone that would greatly appreciate some real Beauty in their life this Holiday Season.
Enjoy . . . Her DIYs are very simple – can be done in an afternoon.
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